Interspersed with clips from the concert in Krasnodar, Russia, in this thorough interview Jon Lord speaks about his strong feelings for Russian classical music, Deep Purple‘s reputation in Russia in the 70s, his recent talk with Ritchie Blackmore and much more…
In the clips, Jon’s answers are shown in English. The Russian questions have been translated below.
Part 1 questions:
What do you think of Russian audiences?
What’s the difference between playing rock and playing classical music?
Would you do a reunion with Deep Purple?
Part 2 questions:
What do you think of the Russian classical musicians?
What do you think of Russian classical music?
What do you think of the modern rock music?
Why Deep Purple are so popular in Russia?
Part 3 questions:
What were the most creative times for Deep Purple?
And what about Mk.3 and 4?
Are you staying in touch with other Purple people?
What do you think about President Medvedev’s affection for Deep Purple?
About the ‘golden generetaion’ of rock musicians.
General impressions of Russia.
– and a fiery Hammond solo in Pictures of Home…
Finally, fan filmed footage from Krasnodar of Lazy:
Thanks to Nick Soveiko.